Undergrad and secondary school students have ten days left to submit their entries for the 2017 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards. Competitors can take home a range of awards and scholarships worth over $90,000, to meet other bright students and to connect with some of New Zealand's best organisations.
The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards National Finals Symposium returns to the Dominion Museum Theatrette this year after a couple of years up the road at Massey University's "The Pit" Lecture Theatre. We like the idea of returning to our original site because it means we can live -stream our proceedings to our alumni and friends around the world.
The Eureka! Trust wants to acknowledge the great contribution teachers make to our programme which (as our Mission Statement says) seeks "to identify and foster young leaders whop, through their knowledge of science, technology, engineering or mathematics, their entrepreneurial vision and persuasive communication skills, will bring about the vision of New Zealand as foreseen by Sir Paul Callaghan."
The Eureka Trust welcomes the three new Gold Scholarships, worth $5000 each in the hands of the recipients, which have been made available for students who enter the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards competition. These are proudly sponsored by Watson & Son, Summerset Group Holdings and Federated Farmers of New Zealand (supported by Blue Cliffs Station)
Schools throughout New Zealand are receiving a reminder today about the scope and depth of the Eureka! programme.
Nearly 12,000 specially designed flyers have been sent to primary schools, intermediate schools, secondary schools and composite schools all over New Zealand to inform teachers and students about the range of Eureka! activities they can become involved in.